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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Peachtree Charter Middle School

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Board Members Take Oath of Office

Four DeKalb County Board of Education members will begin new terms in office after taking their respective oath of offices. Board member Stan Jester (left) was sworn in on December 23, 2016 by State Court Judge Mike Jacobs. Board members Dr. Michael Erwin (center left) and Mrs. Vickie B. Turner (center right) were sworn in on January 3, 2017 at an Oath of Office ceremony at the school district's Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex [...]

Top Educators Honored for Excellence

From right, Dr. Fred Okoh, Ms. Rashidah Bahar, Ms. Brittany Cunningham and Dr. Michelle Jones. Four exemplary DeKalb County School District employees were honored during the district’s fourth-annual Academy of Educational Excellence Awards on Nov. 12 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The top teacher, principal, and support professional were recognized for their contributions to student achievement. The winners include: Principal of the Year: Dr. Michelle Jones, Clarkston High School and Ms. Brittany Cunningham, Druid [...]

Building Trust Together With You For Our 102,000 Students

Building TRUST together through: Teaching & Learning: Full accreditation Significant increase in graduation rates and test scores National leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) certified schools Relevance: 3rd-largest public school district in the state 2nd-largest employer in the county Unity: Our 102,000 students represent 180 nations and speak 140 languages 15,000 dedicated employees (including 6,600 teachers) across 137 facilities Support: Nurses in all middle and high schools New, proactive student code of conduct [...]

Tech Chief Named In Top 100

Gary Brantley, chief information officer for the DeKalb County School District, has been named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 Technology Leaders for 2017. According to Computerworld, a technology website, members of the Premier 100 display exceptional technology leadership in their organizations, foster ideas and creative work environments, envision innovative approaches to business problems and effectively managed IT strategies. As the point person for DCSD technology efforts, Brantley leads a department that serves more than 118,000 [...]

Lead In Water Testing Hotline

The “Let’s Be Sure It’s Pure” hotline, 678.676.1222, is a dedicated phone line designated by DeKalb County School District to answer the community’s questions about the District’s Lead In Water Testing program. Community members with questions about this proactive safety initiative may call the hotline between 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Operators will answer general questions about the testing schedule, results of tests posted online, and the notification schedule for test results. Specific questions on testing [...]

Elementary School Named for President Obama

DeKalb County Board of Education (BOE) recently voted unanimously to name a new elementary school (Pre-K – 5) in honor of President Barack Obama. The new school will be known as the Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology. This is the first public school in Georgia named for the nation’s 44th chief executive. The new school will be temporarily located in the former Terry Mill Elementary School, located at 797 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta, [...]

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